D’Arcy William McNickle on Native American Authors

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D’Arcy William McNickle, 1904-1977


Salish & Kootenai


D’Arcy McNickle was born in 1904 in St. Ignatius, Montana and died in 1977. He attended mission schools in Montana and then was sent away to boarding school in Oregon. He is regarded as one of the founders of Native American literature and ethnohistory. He was a recognized authority on government policy concerning Native Americans. He attended Oxford University, 1925-26; and University of Grenoble, 1933. He was an American Anthroplogist Association fellow and was the first director of the Center for American Indian History at the Newberry Library in Chicago, which was later renamed in his honor. He was a writer, historian and an activist, and served as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan.

Awards and Honors

Guggenheim fellowship, 1963-64
Sc. D. from University of Colorado, 1966.


Online resources by or about D’Arcy William McNickle:

IPL Online Literary Criticism: D’Arcy McNickle
Author: Internet Public Library
Type: authorbio
Description: Collection of links to biographical and critical sites about McNickle and his works.

URL: /cgi-bin/ref/litcrit/litcrit.out.pl?au=mcn-188

Books by D’Arcy William McNickle:

McNickle, D’Arcy William. The Hawk and other Stories
Tucson, AZ : U of Arizona Press, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816513317

McNickle, D’Arcy William. Indian Man: A Life of Oliver La Farge
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1971.
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 0253140005

McNickle, D’Arcy William. Indians and other Americans: two ways of life meet
New York : Harper & Row, 1970.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

McNickle, D’Arcy William. Native American tribalism: Indian survivals and renewals
New York : Oxford University Press, 1973.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0195017234

McNickle, D’Arcy William. Runner in the Sun: a story of Indian maize
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1987.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0826309747

McNickle, D’Arcy William. The surrounded
Albuquerque : University of New Mex. Press, 1978.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0826304699

McNickle, D’Arcy William. They came here first : the epic of the American Indian
Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott Co., 1949.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages

McNickle, D’Arcy William. Wind from an enemy sky
New York : Harper & Row, 1978.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0064510506

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